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Smart Meters Now In Bethesda, MD

New Single Space Parking Meters that accept coins, credit cards and pay by phone are now installed in Bethesda.

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Division of Parking has installed 840 on-street parking meters in Bethesda, expanding payment options for parking customers. Customers will be able to pay for parking using coins, credit cards and pay by phone.

Some Primary Features of the Smart Meter Include:

  • Provide more payment options for parking customers; including coins, credit cards and pay by phone
  • Solar powered battery system
  • Highly visible expiration time indicator
  • Real-time communication
  • Web-based management system
  • The meters are designed to be retrofitted onto single space meter heads for ease of installation.

For Montgomery County News Release, click here.

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  • View parking rates, hours, time limits and other important info on the Smart Meter's illuminated display.
  • Insert and remove your credit/debit card. (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover)
  • Using the keypad, select your payment amount with the blue [+] or [-] buttons.
  • Press green [OK] button to confirm your amount, or red [CANCEL] button to cancel your transaction. If neither button is pressed after 35 seconds, the meter will attempt to authorize the amount shown onscreen
  • Wait for the card authorization.
  • The meter will show the amount of paid time approved and meter expiration time or will request another card.
  • Or just pay with coins!

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